Album: Life Won’t Wait
Of course, while Life Won’t Wait might have leaned towards the ska side of Rancid’s punk/ska hybrid, it wasn’t all skank-ass riddims. There were a few punk rock firefights, my favorite of which was Lars Frederiksen’s “Something in the World Today.”
And yeah, while technically “Something in the World Today” is listed as co-write with Tim Armstrong, it’s pretty much all Frederiksen, at least on the vocals. Not even any vocal tradeoffs, just straight out punk rock fury from the get-go, as a fuzzed-out chiming guitar sets the initial scene, leading to the expected power chords on the verses and chorus.